Ticket feature: Local group to play in award show

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Courtesy photo Grupo Eclipse of Clovis has been invited to perform at this week’s Tejano Music Awards in San Antonio, Texas. By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Local Tejano band Grupo Eclipse is headed to the Tejano Music Awards in San Antonio, Texas, this week. The group of five was invited to play at the […]

Mexican holiday to be celebrated

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CNJ file photo Singer Reynaldo Maestas performs at last year’s Clovis Community College Cultural Art Series’ Cinco De Mayo celebration at the American Legion Post 26. This year’s event is at Post 25, featuring the group Los Tropicales. Freedom New Mexico New Mexico band Los Tropicales will bring their sound of Bolero, Tejano and Latin […]

Latin music going full circle post-Selena

By Helena Rodriguez I’m the black sheep in my family. There’s been an ongoing feud between my sisters, my dad and I, with all of them against lonesome me in a battle of the bands. We argue over what kind of regional Spanish music rules: The Mexican border-based, working-class sound of Norteño music, which is […]

Diversity spans from classic to conjunto

By Helena Rodriguez How many of you out there in newspaper land can say you’ve enjoyed both classical and conjunto music — on the same night? The music of famous symphonic composers and contemporary Tejano musicians? The smooth brass and strings of a philharmonic — and the rumbling, accordion-fueled sound of a Tex-Mex band? That’s […]

Nine years later, Selena’s death still hurts

Helen Rodriguez Some people remember exactly what they were doing when JFK was shot on Nov. 22, 1963, or exactly what they were doing on Sept. 11, 2001. I remember exactly what I was doing on March 31, 1995. I was sitting inside of my cubicle at the Muleshoe Journal when my Dad called and […]

Salgado to bring different kind of country to fair

By Helena Rodriguez Curry County Fair’s biggest entertainment act this year has sold more than 2 million records, signed a multi-million-dollar contract with Sony Records, and garnered top music awards. Because Michael Salgado is a Tejano music star, however, he’s a recognizable name mostly amongst Spanish music listeners. But even so, fair organizers are still […]